Challenges facing Teachers in the use of Computers in the Classroom

By Dr Helen E. Uzoekwe, Dr Grace Chinyere Nnadi, Uju Christiana Nwanna & Dr Edna Nkechi Ofojebe


 This study investigated the challenges facing teachers in the use of computer in the classroom in Anambra State. The study adopted the descriptive survey design. The sample of the study comprise 121 teachers from 20 randomly selected schools, both government and private owned. An instrument named Challenges Facing Teachers in the Use of Computer in the Classroom Questionnaire (CFTUCCQ) was used for data collection. One research question guided the study. The data collected was analysed using arithmetic mean and ranking. The findings indicated the following as the challenges facing teachers in making use of computer: lack of genuine software, increase in moral degradation of adolescents, some schools not being connected to internet, financial difficulties, incompetency of some teachers in the effective use of computer and lack of awareness of some community leaders towards the importance of using computer in teaching and learning. The researchers, therefore, recommended among other things that government should encourage teachers on using technology in enhancing their work in the classrooms.

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